There’s plenty of legitimate and pertinent reasons why safety is emphasized to such a great extent in the arboriculture and tree care industries. Whether on the ground or high in a tree, arborists and tree care providers constantly deal with dangerous equipment, risky situations and the hazards of their work environment. For those reasons, following all guidelines and being prepared for an emergency must be a priority every time a worker steps foot on a job site. With the goal of continuous promotion of safety and safe work practices, we’ve curated and selected safety content that highlights the following topics:
- Ways to stay safe while climbing;
- Proper safety protocol while operating chippers;
- Why a third-party safety audit can help improve your company’s safety culture;
- A review of basic personal protective equipment for tree care;
- The importance of referencing the ANSI Z133 Safety Standard;
- The Need for Physical Fitness in Tree Care
The bottom line is this: There’s nothing more important than making it home in one piece each and every night, so let’s work together to make sure safety never gets put on the back burner. After all, what’s more important than your life, health and well-being?